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Old 10-06-2018, 02:44 PM   #436
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I do mine on the floor and have a 1 litre “syringe” with a flexi hose on.
I fill it through the filler and weight for it to dribble out and that’s it.


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Old 10-06-2018, 02:46 PM   #437
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Old 04-07-2018, 03:46 PM   #438
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Two months and an official compliant and it's done. To be fair the last guy I dealt with from DVLA was really good and did everything he said he would.

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Old 04-07-2018, 03:53 PM   #439
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Glad you got this sorted out, one of those things i just never got around to doing. Hopefully your complaint will get them to finesse the process a bit!

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Old 04-07-2018, 05:32 PM   #440
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Glad you got this sorted out, one of those things i just never got around to doing. Hopefully your complaint will get them to finesse the process a bit!

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Part is the problem is that their website doesn't give the right guidance. For me it should have been like this: Cancel my direct debit I had set up to pay the tax. Then re tax at the lower rate for six months online. Then send the v5 with change of details with the covering letter to confirm the engine capacity etc from a garage plus a cheque for the difference in tax from when the engine change took place or you bought the car to the end of the new six month tax period.

That was not the advice I got from the DVLA letters or the first three people I spoke to on the phone. The last guy sorted it no bother. Saying that it has all changed online but I don't have the v5 back yet.

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Old 07-07-2018, 05:05 PM   #441
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V5 now arrived with correct capacity.

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Old 13-08-2018, 12:20 PM   #442
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Glad you got the V5 updated in the end with the correct CC and Tax Class. At least you only have this 12 months and next year it becomes Tax (and MOT) exempt!

How are you enjoying the car?
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Old 13-08-2018, 09:10 PM   #443
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Glad you got the V5 updated in the end with the correct CC and Tax Class. At least you only have this 12 months and next year it becomes Tax (and MOT) exempt!

How are you enjoying the car?
Don't know if I'm going to go MOT free.

It's been running pretty well and has been fun. Burns a tiny bit of oil when you drop a gear and put your foot down but nothing major. Still have a leak from the gearbox drive shaft outputs but hopefully if I ever get round to changing the box that'll get sorted but it's not a worry.

Going to be ordering some sound proofing soon to fit in the next few weeks. Also I might have sourced some rear doors, I'm going to get them sorted, take the current ones off and then work on them. Also got the plates for the boot floor, but realised I will have to take the tank out to fit them .

Found some wheel balance weights on the floor the other week they were of the rear wheel. Got a great local tyre dealers who balanced them for free. Quoted me just under £90 for Yokohama's should I need to get some. But the fronts are fine at the minute so hopefully won't need any for a while.



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Old 01-09-2018, 04:01 PM   #444
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Got a load of 2mm dodo sound deadening and 10mm foam. Lined the full load area in the back, the rear door bins and the passenger footwell so far. It's made quite a difference.

How easy is it too get the roof lining out? Think I'm going to spring for a new one. Grey I think.

Noticed inside edge of the front nearside tyre is a little more worn than the driver side, something to keep an eye on I think.

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Old 28-09-2018, 07:52 AM   #445
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Ordered a new two piece head lining today and some CRE LED headlights. I need to check the wiring to the os headlight as it is very dim. It might be easier to split the wiring from the NS light and run some fresh wires.

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Old 28-09-2018, 05:43 PM   #446
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I fitted a pair of led headlights when I first got it on the road they were great for lighting up the road just in front of the car but they weren't any good for distance so I went with some 90/130 rally bulbs. I made a complete new headlight loom for mine though I have a removable front, all headlights, side & indicators in 1 loom which goes into a 13 pin trailer plug then carries on through the bulkhead to a set of relays so no chance of melted wires or switches like in the original wiring. Just in the process of making a second loom for the spotlights which will be wired the same through the trailer plug then to a pair of relays for the top & the bottom spots, just waiting on some wire and another savage switch then I can make it up.

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Old 28-09-2018, 09:26 PM   #447
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I drove my mate Kris' Mini with the LED headlights fitted. I have to say I am not a fan. They gave a spot light effect on the ground as the LED lights are very direct. A normal halogen bulb gives a widely spread light and in my opinion a better classic look when not actually on too.
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Old 29-09-2018, 05:44 AM   #448
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HID kits now have very compact wiring kits and have come down in price massively. I really rate these - has anyone tried LED vs HID back to back? You can also buy a wide range of HID temperature bulbs including one (4300k) that is very close to natural light - so they don't look odd, just very bright


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Old 29-09-2018, 07:27 AM   #449
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HID are supposed to use a projector type lens to prevent them dazzling everybody, the light emitted is far superior in my opinion but I wouldn’t use them without projectors unless you like being flashed at.
I agree with Andrew about the look of LED lamps, they don’t really suit a Mini unless it’s extremely modified.


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Old 29-09-2018, 10:11 AM   #450
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"they don’t really suit a Mini unless it’s extremely modified" which most of our's are!
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